Ray Angell

Died: Mon., Dec. 21, 2015


Services are to be announced


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Raymond Angell, 63 died at home on Monday, December 21, 2015.  

Ray Angell was born July 10, 1952, in Liberal, Kan., to Janet Kathleen and Raymond Chadwick Angell. He grew up in Kansas, meeting his high school sweetheart, Sheila Gillespie. They met and married in Gove, Kan.

Ray went to Kansas State University for his bachelor of science and master’s degrees. The couple’s oldest, Jonathan Ross, was born in Bryan/College Station, Texas, January 1982, while Ray received his doctorate in range science from Texas A&M. After finishing school, Ray went to work for the Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center as a rangeland scientist. He retired in July 2015.

In the summer of 1986, Ray and Sheila brought home twins, Chad Nelson and Kelsi Rae, to their 4-year-old brother. Ray and Sheila raised the three children in Burns, who all graduated from Burns High School. Jonathan went into the Navy, and the twins finished schooling in the Portland metro area.

Ray took great pleasure in spending time with his family. Camping, hunting, fishing, and ham radio were a few of his hobbies. But maintaining their 1901 Victorian home, and fixing up his children’s three homes, made him the best jack-of-all-trades.

Ray and his family attended Pioneer Presbyterian Church ever since they first moved to Burns in 1982. Since most family remains in Kansas, the church community has become their family.

Ray is survived by his mother, Janet; brother, Scott Angell of Kansas; wife, Sheila; children, Jonathan and Kelsi of Gresham, and Chad of Molalla; and eight grandchildren, Joshua, Elizabeth, Michael, Emily, Samuel, Mackenzie, Lucas and Esther.

He was preceded in death by his father, R. Chad Angell.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Pioneer Presbyterian Church in Burns.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Pioneer Presbyterian Church.

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